Kids and teens are enthusiastic about adding cool features to the pool (see Parts 1, 2 & 3). If you have some extra money to invest, why be satisfied with just a plain swimming pool when you can transform your backyard into a mini-water park? Either right when you install your pool or gradually throughout the years as your children grow and become stronger swimmers, you may choose to take your pool to the next level with fun accessories such as slides and diving boards.
Splash Into Summer Fun With a Water Slide
What could be better for building family memories than careening into the pool on your very own water slide? If you do choose to install a water slide, make sure to talk to an expert about the right placement and dimensions for your pool. You’ll want it to enter the water at a safe depth. Make sure there’s plenty of room for people to wait in line to use the slide. It’s wise to only use a slide that’s specifically designed to be used in your type of backyard swimming pool. Get someone with knowledge and experience to install the slide correctly. Then your family and friends will be all set up for a fun and safe sliding adventure!
Take the Plunge Into Excitement With a Diving Board
If you want to install a diving board, the number one thing to make certain is that your pool is deep enough for safe diving. It’s also wise to wait on installing a diving board until you’re sure your kids can safely jump into the deep end. Once again, you’ll want to find someone who you know will use proper installation techniques and double-check the equipment to see if it’s all up to code. Once you have all of your ducks in a row as far as safety is concerned, you can jump, dive, and cannonball your way into the best pool party on the block!
Other Features to Consider Adding to Your Pool
Besides the obvious diving board and water slide, what are some other fun add-ons you could consider for your backyard pool? You could install a fountain, waterfall, grotto, or some other type of water feature. These create stunning visual effects, and kids enjoy getting to play in the cascades of running water.
You could add some cool LED color changing lights for your very own dramatic evening water light shows. Perhaps you could even add a lazy river, swim-up snack and drink bar, or spa to your pool area. Or you could start with something as simple as a volleyball net or basketball hoop over the water.
The possibilities for recreation, relaxation, and innovation are practically endless. Check online or at your local pool accessory retailer to get some ideas. You may want to take the family along to get their input.
In our next article, we’ll consider some practical ways you can make your pool as easy to care for as possible so you can spend less time on maintenance and more time making memories.
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